Save the Cat – Screenwriting Story Structure Made Easy for Film – IFH 071 Blake Snyder

Save the Cat – Screenwriting Story Structure Made Easy for Film –  IFH 071 Blake Snyder

Get the IFH Podcast 👉

Read Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business

Why would you want to ‘Save the Cat’? If you are a screenwriter or aspiring one you should of heard by now of Blake Snyder’s game changing screenwriting book.

In his 20-year career as a film producer and screenwriter, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit for Disney, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg — both million-dollar sales. Named “one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters,” Blake sold his last screenplay in 2009.

His book, Save the Cat!® The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, was published in May, 2005, and is now in its 24th printing. When I read this book it really had an impact on my storytelling and screenwriting.

Thankful Blake was not done and apparently it was not quite the last book on screenwriting you’ll ever need, as the eagerly awaited sequel, Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter’s Guide to Every Story Ever Told, was published in October, 2007 — shooting to #1 in the Screenwriting and Screenplay categories on Amazon.com. Blake’s third book, Save the Cat!® Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into… And Out Of, was published in November, 2009.

Blake’s method has become the “secret weapon” of many development executives, managers, and producers for its precise, easy, and honest appraisal of what it takes to write and develop stories that resonate. Save the Cat!® The Last Story Structure Software You’ll Ever Need has codified this method. Blake passed unexpectedly in 2009 but the Save the Cat community carries on Blake’s work.

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Blake’s main pupils Jose Silerio. Jose is carrying the torch of Blake’s work and travels around the world well…saving the cat.

Enjoy my informative interview with Jose Silerio.

Get your indie film on Netflix, Hulu and iTunes and Keep 100% of the Revenue, click here:

Get the Six Secrets to get into Film Festival for Cheap or FREE!

Want someone to show you how to survive and thrive in the film biz, then head over to Alex Ferrari’s Indie Film Hustle:

SUBSCRIBE for weekly filmmaking videos to help you get your film hustle on:

IFH Podcast:

Tips from the Trenches Playlist:

FOLLOW ME:
LIKE us on FACEBOOK!
FOLLOW us on TWITTER!

FOLLOW our INSTAGRAM –
JOIN our circle on GOOGLE PLUS:

SEND STUFF TO:
Indie Film Hustle
c/o Alex Ferrari
531-A North Hollywood Way #257
Burbank, CA 91505

Recommended


Film Making Techniques Videos

Cinematography

Cinematography Schools

Cinematic Film Making Techniques